Editors note – For a few years comms at major concerts has been a necessary element, at a point of a serious incident or simply a method of sendind a group message across to everyone that is working, 2 way radios are the consistent source for the job. Two alternative ways of choosing this essential element is to rent a group of two way radios for the event, from a nearby 2 way radio hire company or secondly is to purchase a future-proof digital system that enables individual calling, text messaging and modern communication technology.
Conferences, Exhibitions, Sports, Arts and Culture, Rallies, Shows, Music Festivals and much more are now part of our everyday lives, often held at venues that were never designed for the purpose, from public roads to large open spaces. Indoor events too have grown with many exhibitions taking place in multi-hall, purpose built centres.
From the management of contractors and deliveries at the build-up, to security, safety and co-ordination during the event, through to the break-down and clean up, organisers and their teams are well aware that they should expect the unexpected in whatever form it takes.
Which is why the use of two-way radios in event management is so widespread at events and for good reason; whatever happens in and around an event, someone needs to know, and two-way radios provide the instant, reliable communications tool that underpins a successful event.
Kenwood have been involved in supplying its proven two-way radio equipment to major events for many years, both in the ever present walkie-talkies and the complete trunked communications centres. These allow Contractors, Crowd Management, Safety and Medical teams, Stewards, Artist Management, VIP Concierge Services, Caterers, Site and Stage Management, Transport, Sanitation and of course Security staff to communicate within their own groups and cross-communicate with extended event management teams.
Now, with the extended coverage and security offered by Kenwood NEXEDGE® Digital Two Way radios, their unique analogue/digital Mixed Mode (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios whatever the make) and turn-key digital trunked system and network capability, companies supplying or operating two-way radios at events have a straightforward and economical path to migrate to the benefits of digital at an affordable cost.